The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Middlesex region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 27 21 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 19 29 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.56% 6.56% 3.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.46% 12.50% 17.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16 20 16
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £28,400 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £88,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -2.50%
Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
81 232 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 23.68% 52.49% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 72 75 87
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £69,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Salary Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region.

Firewall Salary Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 35 (77.78%) Windows
2 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 26 (57.78%) VMware
3 25 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (55.56%) XenApp
3 25 (55.56%) DNS
3 25 (55.56%) Citrix
4 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 24 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (53.33%) WatchGuard
5 23 (51.11%) VLAN
5 23 (51.11%) MS Exchange
5 23 (51.11%) DHCP
6 22 (48.89%) Wireless
6 22 (48.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (48.89%) XenDesktop
6 22 (48.89%) Veeam
6 22 (48.89%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (48.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (31.11%) Cisco
7 14 (31.11%) Linux
8 10 (22.22%) VPN
8 10 (22.22%) Juniper
9 8 (17.78%) UNIX
10 6 (13.33%) LAN
10 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (13.33%) Clustering
10 6 (13.33%) Finance
11 5 (11.11%) Network Security
11 5 (11.11%) CCNP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (51.11%) MS Exchange
2 22 (48.89%) Exchange Server 2007
2 22 (48.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.11%) Apache
3 5 (11.11%) IIS
4 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (55.56%) DNS
2 23 (51.11%) VLAN
2 23 (51.11%) DHCP
3 22 (48.89%) Wireless
4 10 (22.22%) VPN
5 6 (13.33%) LAN
6 5 (11.11%) Network Security
7 4 (8.89%) Internet
7 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (6.67%) BIG-IP
8 3 (6.67%) OSPF
8 3 (6.67%) EIGRP
8 3 (6.67%) NetScreen
8 3 (6.67%) Frame Relay
8 3 (6.67%) WAN
8 3 (6.67%) Ethernet
8 3 (6.67%) HTTP
9 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
9 2 (4.44%) SAN
9 2 (4.44%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (6.67%) MySQL
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Field Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Linux Support
5 2 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Security Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Security Specialist
6 1 (2.22%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Clustering
2 3 (6.67%) Replication
3 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) iPhone
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 35 (77.78%) Windows
2 25 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (31.11%) Linux
4 8 (17.78%) UNIX
5 3 (6.67%) CentOS
6 2 (4.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
1 4 (8.89%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (6.67%) High Availability
2 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (6.67%) Change Control
2 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
2 3 (6.67%) Release Management
2 3 (6.67%) Migration
2 3 (6.67%) Change Management
2 3 (6.67%) ITIL
3 2 (4.44%) Product Management
4 1 (2.22%) Business Development
4 1 (2.22%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
1 3 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.11%) CCNP
3 3 (6.67%) RHCE
3 3 (6.67%) CCIE
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) MCITP
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) MCP
5 1 (2.22%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (55.56%) XenApp
2 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 24 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (48.89%) XenDesktop
3 22 (48.89%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.44%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.22%) vSphere
5 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Zenoss
2 1 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
1 26 (57.78%) VMware
2 25 (55.56%) Citrix
3 24 (53.33%) WatchGuard
4 22 (48.89%) Veeam
5 14 (31.11%) Cisco
6 10 (22.22%) Juniper
7 5 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 5 (11.11%) JBoss
8 4 (8.89%) F5
9 3 (6.67%) Riverbed
9 3 (6.67%) Nokia
9 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.67%) Oracle
10 2 (4.44%) EMC
10 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.22%) Brocade
11 1 (2.22%) Apple